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03/11/2021 at 7:52 am #316252
Latest News and Information from
Week ending 31 October 2021
• Dates for our popular Fur & Feather matches
7 November Pitsford (boat)
28 November Grafham (bank)
5 December Rutland (bank)
• Terrific value boat fishing
Day boat prices now reduced for the winter – the winter boat is available from 9am to sunset £27 single man £17
Rutland Water 01780 686441; Grafham Water 01480 810531;
Pitsford, Ravensthorpe & Hollowell 01604 781350,
Taverham Mills Fishery 01603 861014; Alton Water 01473 589105
Recreation Dept Anglian Water 01572 653021
Fishing continues as normal at Rutland Water but please take extra care over the next day or two whilst we make good any damage caused during the excessively high winds on Sunday 31 October.
Some Winter restrictions are now in place. Firstly all browns must be returned alive as they are now out of season. This will be the case for the rest of this season and through to the end of March. When fishing the harbour at Rutland barbless or debarbed flies are now mandatory; in addition if you are fishing from the harbour wall you must use an unhooking mat if you are taking Browns out of the net and onto the wall to unhook / photograph. Mats can be borrowed from the fishery. Secondly there are a number of out of bounds areas to be aware of. At Rutland, for boat anglers, the ends of the arms are now out of bounds, for bank anglers it’s the same areas as the boat anglers, but also Dickinsons on the North shore and Gibbets through to the sailing club on the south. Search Anglian Water Fisheries on Facebook to view a detailed map showing the out of bounds areas.
Rutland will host the George Moore Memorial Trophy rudder match on Saturday 6 November. The match will be fished 9am to 5pm with prizes for the best brace of Rainbows. To book or find out more please call the fishing lodge on 01780 686441.
Tackle shop hours – Our Lodges will open 8am to 2pm daily from 1 November.
George Moore Memorial Trophy (rudder) 6 November
Zander Cup 13 November
Anglian Water Rudder Match 20 November
Fur & Feather (bank) 5 December 01780 686441
Rod average 2.97
Although the rod average is recorded as 2.97 for the week this isn’t an accurate reflection of the good number of fish being caught – a plea to anglers to submit please submit a fishing return every time you fish.
As we progress further into Autumn the temperature is dropping, the nights are drawing in but the fishing is getting even better, especially from the bank. The banks have been busy this week both with pleasure anglers and those that compete, practicing for the prestigious Hinckley Shield on Sunday 31 October.
The Autumn winds have been very strong, blowing onto the north shore, the fish are there for those who braved it. For the fair weather anglers, great sport has been found on the Dam and especially Gaynes Cove. The Seat continues to produce excellent sport but with restricted space, set your alarm early!
The fish are right up in the water and the reports are that the fish are feeding on snails, shrimps and fry. So, to tempt these quality trout the old favorites are always worth a try – Diawl Bachs, Shrimp, Hares Ears fished on a washing line supported on the point with a FAB. For those who want to imitate fry, try Minkies and Snakes, varying the retrieve, again on floating or intermediate lines.
Some Winter restrictions are now in place at Grafham. Search Anglian Water Fisheries on Facebook to view a detailed map showing the out of bounds area on the West Side.
Grafham Annual Winter Bank League
This popular series commences on Sunday 14 November with 6 rounds and points awarded for each round and the winner based on the best 5 results.
November 14 and 28; December 12 and 28 and January 9 and 16.
These dates are all Sundays with the exception of Tuesday 28 December.
Registration will be outside the lodge between 08.00 and 08.30. There is an entry fee of £1 payable before fishing each day with optional pool £9 for each round. Fishing commences at 9am and concludes at 3pm, weighing in before 3.30pm.
Rules are kill your first 6 trout, no catch and release or sorting, then cease fishing and weigh in. Points are awarded as follows: 1st = 10 points, 2nd = 9 points etc down to 8th place for 3 points. All others weighing in are awarded two points and blankers get one point for attending. On the last day a trophy and Anglian Water tackle voucher will be awarded to the overall winner based on their best five results.
Tackle shop hours – Our Lodges are open 8am to 2pm daily.
Fur & Feather (bank) 28 November 01480 810531
Rod average week 3.6 (Season 5.5)
Pitsford is producing some good fish for both bank and boat anglers on various methods.
Bank anglers are reporting fish on Northfields, Gravels, Pines and Pitsford Creek. Boat anglers continue to find fish in the main basin and Narrows.
The pick of the returns this week went to a boat angler who caught 8 fish for over 24lb. One of our bank anglers enjoyed an outstanding day catching six fish from the margins including a cracking 6lb 8oz Brown which he returned. He also had a further Brown along with four Rainbows, the best going 4lb 2oz.
Pitsford Water is hosting its Fur & Feather match on Sunday 7 November (please note that all boats are booked).
Please take extra care over the next day or two whilst we make good any damage caused during the excessively high winds on Sunday 31 October. Boat anglers please note there was some structural damage to the causeway during the storm so please check with the lodge or speak to a ranger before heading out.
Some Winter restrictions are now in place at Pitsford. You can no longer fish in the ‘small half’ from bank or boat. In addition at Pitsford, Season ticket holders will not have complete vehicular access to the bank for the remainder of the season. Instead all bank anglers must use the designated parking spots. Search Anglian Water Fisheries on Facebook to view a detailed map showing the designated parking spots for bank anglers at Pitsford.
Please note throughout November the lodges will be open 8am-2pm
Best Rainbow: 4lb 2oz.
Best Brown: 6lb 8oz.
Fur & Feather (boat) 7 November 01604 781350
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